Bolton midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has revealed the full horror of Fabrice Muamba's collapse at Tottenham last Saturday.

Reo-Coker was one of the closest players to Muamba when he suffered the cardiac arrest that almost claimed his life. In fact, Muamba had just rejected an offer to drop deep and allow Reo-Coker to slip into a more attacking role when the former West Ham man noticed his team-mate had gone down.

"It feels like a lifetime ago," he said. "I remember him running back and collecting a half-clearance from one of our centre-backs. I was facing our right-back position, turned around and saw Fabrice on the floor. I thought there had been a collision but then I realised there was no one close to him."

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